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Audio Plus Covers Bangkok’s Transmission Asia

Partners behind the high-profile EDM event brought the PA from the other side of the world to satisfy specs.

Bangkok, Thailand (June 13, 2018)—EDM is a worldwide phenomenon, and providing audio for the recent Transmission Festival Asia required going worldwide as well. As a result, the massive event found UK-based audio provider Audio Plus shipping a Funktion-One Vero/Evo system to Bangkok, Thailand,

United Music Group has been holding Transmission Festivals around the world for 10 years, usually with Audio Plus providing sound. In 2009, organizer and promoter Anco van der Kolk approached Audio Plus to provide PA for the original Transmission events in the Czech capital of Prague. Following those early European shows, Transmission spread wings, going global as it replicated each themed experience for audiences in Melbourne and Bangkok.

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When no suitable Funktion-One system could be sourced in South East Asia, van der Kolk turned to Audio Plus, which agreed to ship out the required gear to Thailand for the event. The system used at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) – the venue for Transmission Asia – mirrors the one used at Spirit of the Warrior’s debut in Prague last year, albeit adapted to suit the specific requirements of the site.

Funktion-One’s Vero vertical array system formed the heart of the PA. The two main hangs comprised five Vero V60 mid-high enclosures with 60-degree horizontal dispersion, five Vero V315s mid-base enclosures and four V90 mid-high enclosures with 90-degeee horizontal dispersion per side. A center-spaced sub array of 24 Vero V221 bass enclosures provided the low frequencies for the venue.

Two Evo 7Ts, two Evo 7THs and two Evo 7TL-215s per side were flown as delays, while six Resolution 5Ts were used as fills along the down stage edge. Two PSM318s covered the DJ booth.

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Behind the scenes, amplification comprised four V-Racks (three PLM20K44 per rack), two PLM20K44 and three Audio Plus ES8 Amplifier Racks (with two MC2 E100 and a XTA DP448 in each). Audio Plus also provided a bespoke control system that included a DiGiCo SD8 mixer with custom Lake drive system incorporating Dante audio networking and distribution.

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